Computer crimes and internet fraud involve another criminal offense that takes place through the use of a computer. For example, if allegedly conducted through the use of a computer, grand larceny will often be prosecuted under a special statute reserved for computer crimes. In this way, it is similar to the federal wire and mail fraud statutes that prosecute individuals for crimes occurring through the use of the wires and mails. Fraud, money laundering, sex crimes, embezzlement, extortion and bribery can all be prosecuted through a computer crime theory of prosecution.
Computer crimes are sometimes labeled cybercrime, internet fraud, computer fraud and cybersex crimes. Whatever their name, they have two things in common; they both entail the alleged use of a computer in the orchestration or commission of the crime and it is imperative that the accused individual obtain the best criminal defense counsel they can find.
While not technically a white collar crime, computer crimes often involve individuals who are considered white collar in nature– both by virtue of their education and employment and because often times they will have no criminal history. Our criminal defense attorneys have handled a wide array of criminal charges involving computer crimes. We have defended clients in criminal cases involving internet fraud, possession of illegal pornography, and embezzlement of hundreds of credit card account numbers.